Solo Travel: A growing trend in 2023
Some of us have performed round with touring alone for one motive or one other. This is very true in the post-pandemic surroundings the place all of us wish to make up for misplaced time on the highway. Traveling solo doesn’t imply you must be fully by yourself. The finest solution to journey solo, particularly whether it is for the primary time, is to journey with a small group tour. This expertise permits loads of time to discover by yourself with out the concern of logistics. If you aren’t certain touring solo is for you, attempt a day journey first. If you just like the expertise, then it could be time to e book an extended journey to a vacation spot in your bucket listing.
In 2022, 16% of Americans took a solo journey and, in 2023, 25% of Americans (83 million folks) are contemplating taking a solo journey. According to Solo Traveler World, 70% of solo vacationers take a tour to locations that they aren’t assured in going to themselves. Moreover, 66% take a bunch tour as a result of the tour supervisor handles all the main points, and the tour firm takes care of all of the planning. More than 40% of these surveyed take a bunch tour as a result of some adventures are solely obtainable on an organized tour. And, with regards to security 41% take a tour when touring alone as a result of they really feel safer. Google knowledge exhibits that post-pandemic solo journey has risen by 761.15%. Not surprisingly, 85% of ladies 55+ proceed to journey solo.
“Over the previous few weeks, 25% of our small tour group bookings have come from these touring alone,” says Tyler Zajacz, president of Tours of Distinction, an unique group tour operator for 51 years in Connecticut. “Our excursions are curated to permit solo travellers loads of time to discover on their very own; realizing that each one the logistics are taken care of. We at all times ship a Group Tour Leader on our journeys to maintain issues working easily and to level of us in the suitable course. Going in a bunch is a good way for solo travellers to see the world in a approach that gained’t break their finances.”
According to Tours of Distinction, a few of the hottest locations booked by solo travellers embody a smattering of intriguing locations. One favourite is Mackinac Island, the jewel of the Great Lakes the place guests get round by horse and carriage as no automobiles are allowed. “Solo travellers really feel secure right here as a result of this vacation spot is like stepping again in time to the Victorian period,” says Zajacz. “It is called one of many “world’s friendliest islands” in keeping with Travel and Leisure making it straightforward for solo travellers to discover.”
According to Tours of Distinction, one other scorching vacation spot for solo travellers is Nova Scotia. “This island expertise presents a unprecedented coastal getaway that’s near dwelling with the additional benefit of eating on a few of the finest seafood round,” says Zajacz.
For those who wish to get off the crushed observe, Zajacz notes that West Virginia is a trending vacation spot. “We supply a tremendous scenic railroad journey alongside the Southern Bend of the Potomac River that is among the finest locations to identify the American Bald Eagle. It appears to have attracted folks which are in search of a delicate eco-adventure.”
Known for his or her pleasant folks and southern allure, different in style solo locations embody Charleston and Savannah. “This previous week our music cities tour that features Memphis and Nashville has generated lots of curiosity. A spotlight of this journey is an unique tour of Graceland. It has at all times been in style, however it’s in demand proper now due to the brand new film Elvis and the premature and tragic demise of Lisa Marie,” Zajacz notes.